Nankang NS2R

Dry Grip 91%
Wet Grip 66%
Road Feedback 84%
Handling 85%
Wear 72%
Comfort 55%
Buy again 81%

The Nankang NS2R is a Extreme Performance Summer tyre designed to be fitted to Passenger Car

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Tyre review data from 40 tyre reviews averaging 76% over 130,971 miles driven.

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Size Fuel Wet Noise Weight
0/0 R0 0          
0/0 R0 0          
175/50 R13 72V   X X    
175/50 R13 72V          
185/60 R13 84V XL   F B 71  
185/60 R13 84V XL   B F 71  
185/60 R13 84V XL   B E 71  
185/60 R14 86V XL   F B 71  
185/60 R14 86V XL   B E 71  
165/50 R15 73V   X X    
165/50 R15 73V          
195/50 R15 82W   F B 71  
195/50 R15 86 XL   B F 71  
195/50 R15 86W XL   F B 71  
195/50 R15 86W XL   B E 71  
205/50 R15 89W XL   B E 71  
195/55 R15 89W XL   F B 71  
195/55 R15 89W XL   B E 71  
195/55 R15 89W XL   B F 71  
195/55 R15 85W   G B 71  
195/55 R15 85W   G B 71  
195/45 R16 84V   B F 71  
205/45 R16 87W XL   F B 71  
205/45 R16 87W XL   E B 71  
225/45 R16 93W XL   B E 71  
225/45 R16 89W   F B 71  
225/45 R16 89W   B F 71  
195/50 R16 88W XL   B E 71  
205/55 R16 91W   F B 71  
205/55 R16 94W XL   B E 71  
205/55 R16 91W   F B 71  
205/40 R17 84W XL   B E 71  
235/40 R17 94W XL   F B 72  
235/40 R17 94W XL   F B 72 10.00kgs
235/40 R17 94W XL   B E 72  
255/40 R17 94W   F B 73  
255/40 R17 98W XL   B E 73  
255/40 R17 98W XL   F B 73  
195/45 R17 85Y XL   B E 71  
205/45 R17 88W XL   B E 71  
215/45 R17 91W XL   F B 71  
225/45 R17 94W XL   F B 71  
225/45 R17 94W XL   F B 71 10.00kgs
225/45 R17 94W XL   F B 71  
235/45 R17 97W XL   F B 72  
235/45 R17 97W XL   B E 72  
215/35 R18 84Y XL   E B 71  
225/35 R18 87Y XL   E B 72  
255/35 R18 94Y XL   B E 73  
265/35 R18 97Y XL   F B 73  
265/35 R18 97Y XL   B F 73  
265/35 R18 97Y XL   B E 73  
285/35 R18 101Y XL   B E 74  
225/40 R18 92Y XL   F B 71  
225/40 R18 92Y XL   F B 71  
225/40 R18 92Y XL   F B 71  
235/40 R18 95Y XL   B E 72  
235/40 R18 95Y XL   F B 72  
245/40 R18 97W XL   E B 72  
215/45 R18 93W XL   B E 71  
225/45 R18 95W XL   B F 71  
235/45 R18 98Y XL   B F 72  
265/45 R18 101Y XL   B F 72  
305/30 R20 103Y XL   B E 75  
265/35 R20 99Y XL   B E 73  
285/35 R20 100Y   B E 74  
255/40 R20 101Y XL   E B 73  
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Size Price Range  
195/50 R15 £52.56 - £66.30 (6 Prices) Compare Prices >>
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225/40 R18 £80.00 - £183.69 (11 Prices) Compare Prices >>
225/45 R17 £70.16 - £101.99 (7 Prices) Compare Prices >>
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Top Nankang NS2R Review

Given 93% while driving a Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution VIII 5SPD (265/35 R18 W) on a combination of roads for 10,000 spirited miles
Super grip, Dry or Wet. I had this tire on my Evo8(700hp) and BMW M4.
Both cars are for daily and track. About 10,000 miles or more.
In short, NS-2R treadwear 120 is almost identical to AD-08. This is not what I feel, data says so. Lateral G; AD-08 1.3G, NS-2R 1.3G. Braking G; AD-08 0.8G, NS-2R 0.8G. Best Lap time also was very identical within 0.1s. Which means its drivebility is about the same too.
This is insane performance when you think of the price tag.
Mileage is also crazy. Almost not understandable. I don't understand why NS-2R goes more than 30~50% more than AD-08. Why doesn't the other tire companies make like Nankang does?
For the money, I'd give the best rating except comfort. But Hey, No sport tires are comfortable.
240 - tyre reviewed on March 18, 2016   

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Given 77% while driving a Mazda RX8 (235/40 R18 W) on track for 2,000 spirited miles
Use these on track mostly as they are too.stiff and noisy for the road. They hate cold and wet conditions. On a dry track, they are very good. Grip and feedback are impressive for a cheapish tyre. They do not overheat or wear on the edges like road tyres Overall wear rates are good. In the wet, they are very poor. To be fair, I used them in very cold conditions. Unable to get heat into them, they were hopeless. Overall, a good tyre, but I would push you towards the Goodyear Eagle Super Sports. 99% as good in the dry, excellent in the wet and good on the road
1 - tyre reviewed on June 18, 2020   
Given 79% while driving a Volvo C30 T5 (235/40 R18 W) on track for 9,500 spirited miles
Is a very direct feeling you get from this tyre. You lots of confidence going through a serie of corners. It makes a lot of noise but ok to live with.
1 - tyre reviewed on June 14, 2020   
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Given 80% while driving a Toyota MR2 mk3 Roadster (205/40 R17) on mostly country roads for 12,500 spirited miles
Running these on my MR-S. When there is some heat in them they stick insanely good to the road. Handling is very predictable, I'm on my second set now and grip never vanished abruptly, always very talkative at the limit. Feedback from the front is a bit more sparse if the tire isn't warm but that almost certainly has to do with almost no weight in the front too, so not sure how another 180 tw tire would handle this. I can run them for two seasons ~20k km. Especially for lightweight cars with not too much power these are the best for their price. Wet handling is solid and no surprises here either although you'll of course need to handle them like what they are in wet conditions.
3 - tyre reviewed on May 7, 2020   
Given 74% while driving a Vauxhall Vauxhall Astravan 1.9 CDTi 150 Sportive (225/45 R17) on a combination of roads for 3,000 spirited miles
Absolutely brilliant in the summer. They stick to the road like shit to a blanket.
Horrendous in the winter, especially when wet. If you do manage to get some heat into them during the winter months, I'd still advise you to take care cornering at even reasonable speeds. I have no idea where the rating for these in the wet comes from. They do displace water well, and I've noticed a massive difference when hitting standing water at speed, they do seem to keep the vehicle more stable, but other than that they're awful.
I've used them solely on the road for the last 6 months, from the start of summer and into the early winter months in the UK, and they've worn reasonably. I've covered maybe 2,500-3,000 miles. There's still plenty of life left in them, and they were pushed hard in the summer when new. They're a good tyre if you can pick them up for a reasonable price, maybe look for some part-worn's with decent life left, but I'm not sure if they're worth the £85-90 a tyre I paid brand new, especially not when comparing them to the alternatives.
8 - tyre reviewed on January 4, 2020   
Given 76% while driving a Honda Integra R DC5 (225/45 R17) on mostly country roads for 0 spirited miles
great tyre in the day and even done a track day on them, dodgy in the wet.
8 - tyre reviewed on October 30, 2019   

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